Issue 85627 - Text in Ellipse disappears when editing
Summary: Text in Ellipse disappears when editing
Alias: None
Product: Draw
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3.1
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-01-28 01:46 UTC by hadley_scott
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

Sample Document created with OOo 3.1.1 (8.11 KB, application/
2013-08-12 04:47 UTC, Rainer Bielefeld
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Description hadley_scott 2008-01-28 01:46:37 UTC
I found that adding certain characters to the front of the text in a drawn
Ellipse will cause the text to disappear.  

This is found in OOo 2.2.1 and 2.3.1

Computer: HP PC Desktop and MDG Laptop
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2

Here are some instructions to replicate the issue.

1. Open Draw
2. Select Ellipse drawing tool by mouse, located bottom left toolbar.
3. Draw Ellipse by mouse on blank drawing.
4. Double-click on drawn Ellipse to enter text edit mode.
5. Type the number 1.
6. Press left arrow key to put cursor at the front of the 1.
7. Type the number 0. (The text in the Ellipse disappears).
8. Press left arrow key again to put cursor at front of text.
9. Type the number 0. (The text in the Ellipse reappears).

In fact the text will disappear if a 0 is put in front of the following text:


or place 'a' in front of 'aaaa'.

The additional character is there, it appears if you click on the Ellipse, it is
disappearing during the editing of the text.

This behavior also appears with the Rectangle drawing tool.

Also copied the Ellipse and pasted into a blank Writer document.  This Ellipse
did not exhibit the disappearing behavour.
Comment 1 christian.guenther 2008-01-28 09:44:17 UTC
Set to new and change the target.
Comment 2 christian.guenther 2008-01-28 09:46:33 UTC
I can reproduce the bug in src680m243.
Please have a look.
Comment 3 christian.guenther 2008-01-28 09:57:00 UTC
change owner
Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-08-12 04:47:45 UTC
Created attachment 81316 [details]
Sample Document created with OOo 3.1.1

Reproducible with OOo 3.1.1 on WIN 7

No longer reproducible in documents newly created with  "AOO 4.0.0 – German UI / German locale  [AOO400m3(Build:9702)  -  Rev. 1503704 2013-07-16 14:54:56 (Di, 16 Jul 2013)]" on German German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit)", Common 4.0-dev User Profile

But still reproducible with 4.0.0 and old documents like attached sample document what I created with AOO 3.1.1
Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2013-08-12 04:50:11 UTC
This one might be related to "Bug 123003 - Text invisible while editing in particular old documents" or one of it's DUPlicates.
Comment 6 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:45:05 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".